Sunday, March 1, 2015

Whoops -- wrong courthouse

It must have been an odd moment at the Rouen Criminal Court, in France. That court had enjoyed jurisdiction over military cases, but when two such cases were called for hearing, imagine everyone's surprise when the presiding judge announced that the court no longer had jurisdiction, as of last January 1, and the cases would now have to be transferred to the court in Lille. Here is the story (en français) from Paris Normandie.
« Désolé messieurs », détaille en substance le tribunal correctionnel, « mais la formation militaire de la juridiction n’a plus d’existence. C’est regrettable mais c’est ainsi. Désormais, tous les dossiers doivent être transférés en l’état au tribunal de Lille ». Rompez! [Dismissed!]

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